Friday, June 26, 2009

The Hunt For Gollum

Review of The Hunt For Gollum


I watched an awesome short film (37 minutes) last night. It’s called, The Hunt For Gollum. It’s a fan film of such high quality that you can almost see Peter Jackson making it. I’m not kidding. It’s that good.

The film tells the story of Aragorn and Gandalf’s hunt for Gollum, which takes place before The Fellowship of the Ring, and after The Hobbit. The story is mentioned in the appendices of the book, Return of the King, and also in the Lord of the Rings movies.


The film has amazing actors and fantastic writing. This actually looks like a Hollywood movie. Everyone did it for free, so no one is making money on it. If you’re a fan of the Lord of the Rings movies you have to watch this, preferably on a large computer screen in high definition on a good high-speed internet connection.

Watch it on YouTube at:


Paul Genesse
Author of The Dragon Hunters


Becca and Brian said...

Thanks Paul! I'm going to show this to Brian tonight. He loved the Lord of the Rings so I'm sure he'll like this!

Greg said...

Yeah, I dug this too. I'm still not sure how Tolkien's estate hasn't dropped the hammer on this yet--I don't care how "non-profit" it is, the people involved are going to be getting some benefit from it as the word spreads--but I'm glad I got a chance to see it before anything legal does happen.